10/08/11, 03/02/14
Albany, New York - Page MMM

On October 7, 2011, I visited Albany, New York with L&M Tours.  There were about 16 passengers on the trip.  
We left Rego Park at 8:05 a.m., made a stop in Bayside to pick up one passenger and arrived in Albany at
about noon.  Once we got there, we were on our own.  At 2:00 p.m. a local guide got on the bus and gave
us a tour of our Capital as we drove around City.  The tour was enjoyable but not enough time to see
everything.  We left after 4 p.m. and arrived in Rego Park at 7 p.m.  It was a great day for this tour!!

For more information on the downtown area of Albany, you can click
here.
At the
Visitors
Center
There were various displays in the Visitors' Center.  
This one was about Abolition and the Underground
Railroad.
Outside the Center
Palace Theater, corner of North Pearl St. & Clinton Ave.
Capitol Building
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Eagle St.,
as seen from Empire State Plaza
The Egg - Center of the Performing
Arts and Convention Center
NY State
Library
and
Museum
The following photos were
taken as I walked from one
end of the Plaza to the next.
This photo and the next were
taken from the stairs of the
Library and Museum
Capitol
Entrance to the Library/Museum
From the 9/11 Exhibit
This and next 2 photos from an exhibit about the
Adirondacks Wilderness.  
Fire trucks over the years!
Exhibit about lumber in the area.
View of Plaza  and Capitol building
from 4th Floor of Museum
Free carousel on the 4th floor of Museum.
Executive
Mansion
The following photos taken from
the bus as we toured Albany.
Above, statue of Dr. Martin Luther King.
At right, St. Peter's Church.  For more information,
please click
here.
State
University
of NY (SUNY),
Administrative
Building.
City Hall, building with tower.
Sculpture of bird houses.
Statue of Moses, Washington Park
One last look at the Capitol, which is being renovated.
Tappan Zee Bridge as seen from inside the bus
on our way home.
The lower floor of the Egg connects to the other
buildings around the plaza.  There are also businesses
in the concourse area.  Stage for performances is in
the dome.
These curious
structures
set in this  
lawn  
function
as
exhaust
fans
for
the
parking
lot below
.
What do you see?  The sculpture in the water is called
"Triangles and Arches" by Alexander Calder, 1965.  Some
people see it as sails.  From this angle I see dolphins.